Boko Haram launches new offensive in Niger, one confirmed dead


Boko Haram fighters waged a new attack on Sunday in a southeastern border town in Niger, where a blast killed at least one person and left 10 injured, witnesses and hospital sources said.

The insurgents launched their assault around the town of Diffa before dawn, two days after launching its first major attack on Friday in the area bordering Nigeria, witnesses said.

The cause of the deadly blast in Diffa was not immediately known, with some sources describing it as a suicide attack while others referred to a bomb or a mortar shell.

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